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Doctor Vampire

The Matt Smith era of Doctor Who kicks off in a few weeks – and Toby Whithouse (School Reunion, Being Human) is contributing a vampire tale to Season 31!

Whithouse was recently hit up by SFX magazine for clues and spoilers for his episode, which was filmed recently in Croatia and is said to take place in Venice – hence the title Vampires of Venice.

“At one point the Doctor says the word ‘diabetic’.
One character is a talking otter.
There is an almost painfully beautiful gag about cheese and biscuits.
One of those isn’t true.”

And will Doctor 11 say, “Geronimo?”

“No, he doesn’t say Geronimo! I had no idea that was going to be his catchphrase!”

Of course, what you young’uns don’t know is that Doctor Who has tackled vampires before – back in 1980 fans discovered that vampires in fact originate in a different universe, and their presence in ours was due to the Time Lords early experiments with time travel. See State of Decay starring Tom Baker for more…

Christian Cawley


A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.

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